Who We Are
The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
CIS engages students in learning through case management and whole school services, including:
*Supportive guidance & counseling
*Tutoring, academic enrichment
*College preparation, pre-employment training
*Health, basic needs, fitness and mental health
*Mentoring and adult advocates
*Parental involvement, assistance with basic needs
The Texas Education Agency focuses state and federal resources on identifying and replicating proven strategies for dropout prevention and recovery. Research indicates that providing mentors or adult advocates for students at-risk of dropping out of school is an effective dropout prevention strategy to help students address learning, social, and emotional needs that are barriers to academic achievement. This is one of the proven strategies used in the CIS program. CIS also provides targeted academic support to address skill gaps and enrich the learning environment for students who are off-track and struggling.